Last updated
Directed by Mark L. Lester
Written by Larry Cohen
Based on Misbegotten by James Gabriel Berman
Starring Kevin Dillon
Nick Mancuso
Lysette Anthony
Cinematography Mark Irwin
Edited by David Berlatsky
Music by Paul Zaza
Distributed by Cinépix Film Properties
Trimark Home Video
Release date
June 1, 1998
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States

Misbegotten is a 1997 [1] film directed by Mark L. Lester.


Plot summary

A killer obsessed with fathering a child, but has troubles with relationships with women, becomes a father via artificial insemination. He then tracks the woman down and terrorizes her and her husband.



Filming occurred during mid-1997 in Britannia Beach, British Columbia. [2] [3]


The film was rated R when released. [4]


The film received generally poor reviews, with TVguide.com giving it only one and a half stars. [5]

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